A pair of Milford Haven teenagers have each been given a 12-month referral order, and banned from keeping animals, after admitting to the “horrifying” offence of hitting, clubbing and stabbing a chicken, and setting the helpless animal on fire.

The pair – who cannot be named for legal reasons – stole the chicken from a Milford Haven garden in Pembrokeshire, before subjecting the bird to the acts dubbed by a veterinary surgeon as “gratuitous torture”. Sadly, the chicken has died…. Continue reading…

Commenting on a Welsh Government announcement, from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, that £5million has been made available via the Rural Development Programme to help sheep scab in Wales, RSPCA farm animal specialist John Avizienius said:

“Sheep scab can cause sheep severe discomfort and distress – and lead to further problems if not identified and dealt with quickly.

“This £5million investment from the Welsh Government – via the Rural Development Programme – is hugely … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an urgent appeal for information, after fears more than 30 chickens were deliberately poisoned at an allotment in Brithdir, following a “gruesome discovery” made earlier this week. 

An allotment holder arrived at the Tennyson Terrace site on Monday (12 November) to find multiple chickens dead – including a number they owned.

The chickens had been frothing from their mouths, and had blood on their combs – indicating, it is feared, poisoning. All the birds impacted had … Continue reading…

An urgent appeal for information has been launched by the RSPCA after a sheep was found with “horrendous, gory injuries”, including its ears both ripped off – in a suspected dog attack.

RSPCA officers were alerted after a member of the public spotted the sheep on banking in the Caerphilly area, across the junction from the Trehir Civic Amenity Site towards the A649. The sheep was seen like this on Sunday (9 September).

The animal welfare charity attended to find … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers rescued almost 23 animals each and every day in 2017, as new figures – for RSPCA Week – highlight the breadth of the charity’s frontline work.

The new data, launched today (14 June) within the RSPCA’s Annual Summary for Wales, shows the RSPCA inspectorate rescued 8,220 animals – including pets, farm animals and wildlife – throughout 2017.

More rescues were completed by the RSPCA over the year than in both 2016 and 2015, with the figure … Continue reading…